No. We have no affiliation with the University of Michigan. We are a separate nonprofit organization that supports student-athletes at UofM through Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) opportunities to create transformational community impact.
Yes. Hail! Impact, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized in the State of Michigan. Hail! Impact filed its application for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in March 2023 and received its determination letter in September of 2023.
Subject to applicable tax laws, donations to a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization qualify for tax deduction. Hail!’s application for tax-exempt status was approved in September 2023. Tax-exempt determinations, when issued, are retroactive to the nonprofit's formation date, which for Hail! Impact is March 2023. Please consult your tax advisor for specific questions around tax deductibility.
Our program connects student-athletes at the University of Michigan with Qualified Nonprofit Partners in the Ann Arbor-area for charitable service and engagement opportunities. Our partners benefit from the work provided by the student-athletes and our student-athletes benefit from their exposure to the critical missions of our partners.
Additionally, student-athletes participate in the Leaders and Best educational seminar series providing critical skills in the age of NIL and personal growth strategies for life beyond college. Participants must complete a final deliverable describing the impact of the Hail! NIL Program on their personal story. Student-athletes earn an equal quarterly stipend in connection with their successful participation in the Hail! NIL Program.
We partner with a select group of Ann Arbor-area nonprofits with critical missions that we believe will benefit from the charitable service provided by our student-athletes and who are committed to providing a transformational experience for our participants. Each Qualified Nonprofit Partner is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that meets our program requirements. Importantly, each of our partners are excited and committed to furthering their missions through the Hail! NIL Program. If you have suggestions for new partners, please contact us.
Participating student-athletes will provide charitable service and engagements to our Qualified Nonprofit Partners ranging from mission training, onsite events, tailored programs designed to integrate the student-athletes into the day-to-day work of the charities to participating in marketing, personal appearances and raising awareness for the missions and services provided by our partners.
Additionally, student-athletes will utilize their NIL in promoting and completing the Leaders and Best educational seminar series with topics ranging from entrepreneurship to legal aspects related to NIL.
Our model is to provide an opportunity for a baseline amount that can be earned by all participating student-athletes regardless of their playing time.
Hail! Impact is funded entirely by donations from supporters of Michigan Athletics who value contributing to NIL opportunities for student-athletes in a transparent manner that is founded on charitable service and augmented educational opportunities.
Your donation to Hail! Impact is allocated as follows: (i) 90% goes to our participating student-athletes and Qualified Nonprofit Partners (up to 20% directly funds the critical missions of our partners) and (ii) 10% is retained by Hail! Impact to administer the Hail! NIL Program.
Please visit the Donate tab where you can specify your donation amount. You can pay with Credit Card, PayPal, Venmo, Google Pay, or Bank Transfer.
Hail! Impact is creating an endowment to fund future periods of the Hail! NIL Program and to jumpstart other NIL opportunities for UofM student-athletes around charitable service and educational opportunities.
The Hail! NIL Program currently benefits Michigan Football with plans to scale to other sports as we grow. Beginning May 1, 2023, you will be able to choose any varsity sport to benefit and Hail! will work to provide service and educational opportunities to benefit those student-athletes, subject to a threshold support level. Please see Our Program for more details.
Upon submission of your donation, you will receive an email receipt. This receipt will serve as the official documentation related to your donation for tax and other purposes.
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